Eden to Addo Trails and Talks

 Join us and well-known specialist guides, authors and conservationists Dr Ian McCallum and Ian Michler on an exclusive 6 day journey journey through some of the most scenic regions of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Using three different camp sites and our mobile tented unit, we will take you on a journey exploring  some of the different and fascinating biomes Eden to Addo works in. While the daily walks are integral to the programme, there will be plenty of discussion and debate along the way covering all the major ecological and conservation challenges of the day. We will also introduce you to the art of tracking and our night skies, as well as Eden to Addo’s major projects.

Each day will include at least one walk, sometimes two, and the ‘talking’ will take place through presentaion sessions and evenings around the campfire on topics ranging from leadership and communication themes through the need for society to embrace an ecological thinking to the major factors influencing the debates such as culling, land-use options, wildlife trade and environmental sustainability. Birding experts will be at hand if that is your interest, and wherever possible there will be a focus on local biodiversity and the challenges to securing its survival.

The Great Corridor is regarded as one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet and we will be exploring three different sections: the Fynbos biome on the Robberg Coastal Corridor, the forest biome where South Africa’s last truly free elephants still roam and the vital corridor regions that link the Keurbooms River system to the Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site.

It’s important to note that while we may see some wildlife along the way, this is not a typical safari-type trip. We do however promise much camaraderie, wonderful scenes and settings and our wish is that you come away knowing the environment and yourself a little differently.

The trip is limited to 12 guests only.

Dates are 5 -10th May 2016.

Price is R12000.00 per person.  All inclusive of bush style meals, park fees and transfers between camps.

Accommodation consists of 2 man tents with a stretcher. A comprehensive list of what to bring will be emailed to you on receipt of your entry.

The following draft itinerary gives you an idea of what to expect on a daily basis.

Upon Arrival

16.00: Arrive at Robberg Coastal Corridor ex George Airport – welcome and orientation with introductory discussion.

18.00: Short walk and sundowners

19.00: Bush dinner and fireside talks 

Outline of a typical day, weather permitting.

6.00am or 6.30am: Wakeup followed by light breakfast.

7.00/7.30am: Set off on coastal, forest or fynbos walk. Depending on programme, may either carry picnic lunch or return by 12.00pm for bush brunch.

14.00: Siesta or downtime followed by some sort of discussion or presentation and tea/coffee.

16.00: Short evening walk followed by sundowners

19.00: Bush dinner and fireside talks

Note: on travel days, we will be limited to one walk per day.

Departure Day

6.30am or 7.00am: Wake-up and breakfast followed by short walk – Return to camp for pack-up and departure for either George or Plettenberg Bay.